pat, he didn't say JUNKYARD engine or trans in the original post. I assumed reman, not everyone wants a JY 3800 even if they are one of the most reliable GM engines. As far as a transmission, sorry, I'm not a big believer in JY transmissions, I assumed he wanted to do it right and go with a reman. So. Remanufactured transmission is a boatload cheaper than an engine, JY, yes, they are a dime a dozen for an L27 but I've noticed that most the L36s I've seen have a failed UIM and have had coolant in the bearings for some time. Just my opinion.
If going with a JY trans, a reliable low mileage one is not that bad, but I've noticed that they are usually cheaper than engines, at least in my area.
Also... at only 130k that L27 probably does not have alot of problems...well..maybe it does, but its doubtful. 95'* int is better IMO, but the 93 would probably be the one i would go for actually. Just don't like that interior! Yuck!
there is an L27 from a 93 LeSabre about 80mi from you in Rhoadesville with 100k for $300 at Tony'* Auto Parts. Theres a cheap viable option if you have a way to get an engine in.
You sure are lucky, engines start at about $550 up here for the high mileage ones.